Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
Department of Environmental Quality
TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING - TMDL Study - Sugarland Run, Mine Run, and Pimmit Run

Meeting Details
Date / Time 9/14/2011  1:30 pm
Location Great Falls Library, Meeting Room
9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls, Virginia 22066 
Board Website 
Agenda document agency has not posted
Minutes document agency has not posted
Disability Friendly? Yes       Deaf interpreter available upon request? Yes
Purpose of the meeting
Announcement of Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) studies to restore water quality in the bacteria impaired waters of Sugarland Run, Mine Run, and Pimmit Run. PURPOSE OF NOTICE: The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) announce the second Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) Meeting to address the development of Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) for several tributaries to the Potomac River. MEETING DESCRIPTION: This is the second TAC meeting to address the bacteria TMDL studies for Sugarland Run, Mine Run, and Pimmit Run. The purpose of the TAC is to provide technical input and insight for the project, and to assist with stakeholder and public participation. DESCRIPTION OF STUDY: Portions of Sugarland Run, Mine Run, and Pimmit Run have been identified as impaired on the Clean Water Act §303(d) list for not supporting Virginia’s water quality recreational use standard due to exceedances of the bacteria criterion. Virginia agencies are working to identify sources of bacteria contamination in these stream segments. During this study, DEQ will develop a total maximum daily load, or a TMDL, for each of the impaired stream segments. A TMDL is the total amount of a pollutant a water body can receive and still meet water quality standards. To restore water quality, pollutant levels have to be reduced to the TMDL allocated amount. The public comment period on the materials presented at the TAC Meeting will extend from September 14, 2011 to October 14, 2011. DEQ accepts written comments by e-mail, fax, or postal mail. Written comments should include the name, address, and telephone number of the person commenting, and be received by DEQ during the comment period. Please send all comments to the contact listed below. Notice of this meeting and public comment appears in the September 12, 2011, Virginia Register.
Meeting Scope
Public hearing to receive comment on a proposed stage
General business of the board
Discuss particular regulations / chapters

Contact Information
Name / Title: Jennifer Carlson 
Address: DEQ-Northern Regional Office
13901 Crown Court
Woodbridge, 22193
Email Address:
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